NowGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 176 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 Total War: Rome II
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 176
176 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blood Dragon shows what’s possible with a bit of creativity and imagination, taking Far Cry 3 fundamentals and twisting them into a glorious love letter to 80s action movies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash 2 is a much bigger game than the original, although it’s not quite as open world as you’d have been led to believe, as you’re still confined to certain areas while you go roaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The accessible brother of the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue titles, ArcSystem Works has done a fantastic job twisting the Persona series into a fighting game spin-off.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant and evocative story, superb combat mechanics and an interesting multiplayer component, The Last Of Us is one of this generation's best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A little too much of an emphasis on the emotional side of World War 2 detracts from the otherwise brilliant RTS game, regardless of whether you favour single-player or multiplayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've already played the PC version there isn't enough new to consider a second go - unless you really loved it - but it's an impressive port all the same and a fantastic coup for the PS Vita.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is an excellent platformer that is more than worthy of your time. Tight controls, incredible art design, varied gameplay and some clever ideas combine to create an endearing world that is both pleasurable and satisfying to move through.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The next step in the ArmA franchise makes it slightly easier for newcomers to jump in and mods to create for it, without taking anything away from the hardcore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game isn’t perfect, but it certainly comes recommended. To borrow one of football’s many clichés, PES 2014 is a great base from which the series can kick on to bigger and better things.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 has dragged the franchise out of videogame purgatory and injected character back into it with some significant gameplay improvements. AI oddities and a poor interface fail to mar a genuinely rewarding and enjoyable football experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An assured and stylish first entry in The Wolf Among Us series that retains many of the hallmarks of Telltale's previous games while also providing us with a game that is unique in tone and setting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable might not prove that videogames are art, but it is an intriguing - and original - game that plays around with the tried-and-tested tropes of player choice in gaming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An enjoyable - if ignorable - single-player campaign with some fantastic graphics coupled to an excellent multiplayer mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s just more of the same, but isn’t that what we all wanted? The whole thing is executed with real style and class, and deserves to be huge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Superbly designed with a compelling world and narrative to explore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The standard-bearer for Kickstarter funding does not disappoint, Double Fine providing us a game within a traditional genre that manages to feel both fresh and significant.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No, Tomb Raider didn’t really need the facelift - but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate it. Stuffed with the same frantic fire(bow) fights, compelling exploration and breathtaking cinematics, this re-re-booted Tomb Raider is every bit as gripping as we remember. And at least we know how to beat the Tomb of Ascension this time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy X is a rare example of a game where the years that have passed in the series have enhanced its status rather than diminishing it - it's an absolute joy to revisit and even Final Fantasy X-2 is a perfectly able companion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you're buying it outright or getting it free from PS Plus, Mercenary Kings not only provides something new to get your teeth into, but has plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Crooked Mile is a strong, well-paced entry in The Wolf Among Us series that's missing the technical issues that marred the previous episode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the new weapons do have a place in Gears Of War: Judgment, none of them have enough impact to encourage players from abandoning the traditional Lancer plus Gnasher combo although that dramatically changes in multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough new – even outside of is sombre atmosphere and unique art style – to make The Bridge an entertaining puzzle game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s hard to deny that the original Bioshock was praised so highly because it was so unique. Bioshock Infinite retreads a lot of the same ground, at least mechanically, but with parts that aren’t nearly as diverse or varied as its predecessor...Its enemies are uninspired and its world not nearly as rich, but that still doesn’t stop Bioshock Infinite having the tools to give you a great time all the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for your first fighting game on Vita, the fast and accessible gameplay combined with rock solid netcode makes Dead Or Alive 5 Plus an easy choice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The accessibility and sheer amount of content gives Injustice: Gods Among Us a single-player life most fighting games cannot compete with, which makes it more of a shame that the netcode lets the package down.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the definitive version of Velocity Ultra, but not because of its fancy new graphics and effects. Velocity Ultra is a perfect match for a console that can be carried around with you, and if you've yet to play the game then this is the way to play it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more to do than ever before it might seem a little strange to dock Animal Crossing: New Leaf for feeling repetitive, but in truth too little has changed to really celebrate this latest 3DS release. It'll eat your life whole in an instant, though, that much is clear.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cellar Door have taken the frantic bursts of roguelike, woven them all together and created a game with near-limitless longevity that may just snare you for good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not quite a classic, but not too far off, Stealth delivers something the Vita hardly has in abundance and does so with the kind of smart game design that makes for an addictive ride.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unsubtle, explosive idiot of a game, that's actually far smarter for knowing it's so stupid. Lovely labyrinthine levels, huge guns and even huger guts, it's a bit of a corker.